Mr. Gottlieb provides legal services to individuals and small businesses, focusing on restaurants and real estate. Many small businesses don't regularly need an attorney, and for those, Michael offers efficient services at reasonable rates. Other small businesses have a regular need for legal advice, correspondence, and documentation. For those small businesses, he takes a unique approach by becoming part of the business. By offering legal services at a lower cost, clients that often need legal services are able to maintain Michael as a member of their management team.

Small Business - Small businesses face a variety of legal challenges, and Michael has experience and knowledge to guide his clients. From entity formation, agreements with co-owners and investors, coordination with lenders, and drafting contracts for employment, independent contractors, and customers, to regulatory compliance, coordination with tax professionals, licensing, and litigation, he can assist a small business on all legal matters. As your business grows, Michael has experience in managing 50-state compliance, licensing, and registrations.

Restaurants - Michael is deeply involved in the challenges of the restaurant industry. He has advised restaurants, bars, night clubs, and catering companies on a wide variety of issues including liquor licensing, business formation and governance, trademarks, leasing and tenant improvements, loans, and debtor representation. Find out more at

Real Estate - Michael has significant experience in various aspects of commercial and residential real estate, including acquisitions and dispositions, 1031 exchanges, tenants-in-common transactions, loans, leases, landlord/tenant matters, and entity formation and governance. Furthermore, Michael has worked extensively in the residential mortgage lending industry, helping clients with mortgage banker/broker/servicer licensing, negotiating warehouse and correspondent agreements, and defending against investor repurchase demands. Click here for more information on lender services.

Technology - First as a pioneer in online services in the 1990s, and later as the founding principal of a regional technology consulting company, Mr. Gottlieb's 13 years in the technology industry prior to his legal career provides him with the broad technology background to advise your technology company.

Affiliations and Education

  • Member, Oregon State Bar
  • Member, Washington State Bar
  • Treasurer, Animal Law Section of the Oregon State Bar
  • Region 4 Delegate, Oregon State Bar House of Delegates
  • Barrister, Gus J. Solomon Inn of Court
  • Participant, Oregon State Law Lawyer Referral Service
  • Former Registered Securities Principal
  • Member, Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association
  • Juris Doctorate, cum laude, Certificate in Business Law, Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College
  • Bachelor of Science, high honors, Psychology, Portland State University

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